Purchasing Agent/Buyer

Location
Lorton, Virginia
Salary
Salary plus full benefits package
Posted
Aug 04, 2017
Closes
Sep 08, 2017
Industry
Other
Hours
Full Time

Overview  

 

This position will place orders to vendors, source products for the best cost, work with internal customers in the process of finding the right items for our customers.  Provide internal and external customers with price quotes in a timely manner.  Following up on damaged product and file freight claims with common carriers and ensuring that billing is accurate according to contract specifications. 

 

 

 

Responsibilities

 

 

 

•       Purchase products to maintain inventory levels and for back order fulfillment

 

•       Process and receive purchase orders for specialty items

 

•       Process drop shipments

 

•       Maintain complete and accurate paperwork

 

•       Assist sales representatives where more specific product knowledge is required to close the sale

 

•       Help sales representatives with product selection

 

•       Negotiate prices with manufacturers or distributors

 

•       Troubleshoot supplier problems and assist in resolution

 

•       Monitor the progress of orders and delivery status

 

•       Identify new products to be offered

 

 

 

Qualifications

 

 

 

•       At least three years of experience purchasing products with a preference for office furniture

 

•       Product knowledge tied to experience

 

•       Must have strong communication skills, oral and written

 

•       Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills

 

•       Excellent customer service skills

 

•       Able to establish and meet challenging service demands

 

•       Able to work within and meet challenging timelines

 

•       Exceptional interpersonal skills

 

•       Excellent computer skills with ability to work in diverse applications

 

 

 

We Offer

 

 

 

•       Good salary and comprehensive benefits package

 

•       A friendly and relaxed work environment

 

•       Flexibility to balance personal and professional life

 

•       Opportunities to excel

 

 

 

Please submit your resume with a cover letter and salary requirements by clicking on the application link on this posting.

 

 

 

EOE M/F/D/V